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Microsieves: Hierarchically Structured Assembly of Polymer Microsieves, made by a Combination of Phase Separation Micromolding and Float-Casting (Adv. Mater. 12/2012)

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  • Feng Yan,

    1. University of Ulm, Organic & Macromolecular Chemistry - OC3, Ulm, Germany
    Current affiliation:
    1. Present Address: Soochow University, School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Suzhou, China
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  • Ailin Ding,

    1. University of Ulm, Organic & Macromolecular Chemistry - OC3, Ulm, Germany
    2. Chemnitz University of Technology, Physical Chemistry, Straße der Nationen 62, 09111 Chemnitz, Germany, http://www.tu-chemnitz.de/physchem/ phone/fax: +49 371 531–21240/… 21249
    Current affiliation:
    1. Present Address: Curtin University, Department of Chemical Engineering, Perth, Australia
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  • Míriam Gironès,

    1. University of Twente, Membrane Science and Technology, Mesa +, Enschede, The Netherlands
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  • Rob G. H. Lammertink,

    1. University of Twente, Membrane Science and Technology, Mesa +, Enschede, The Netherlands
    Current affiliation:
    1. Present Address: University of Twente, Soft matter, Fluidics and Interfaces, Enschede, The Netherlands
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  • Matthias Wessling,

    1. Chemnitz University of Technology, Physical Chemistry, Straße der Nationen 62, 09111 Chemnitz, Germany, http://www.tu-chemnitz.de/physchem/ phone/fax: +49 371 531–21240/… 21249
    2. University of Twente, Membrane Science and Technology, Mesa +, Enschede, The Netherlands
    Current affiliation:
    1. Present Address: RWTH Aachen University Chemical Process Engineering, Aachen, Germany
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  • Lars Börger,

    1. BASF SE, Polymer Physics, Ludwigshafen, Germany
    Current affiliation:
    1. BASF SE, Ludwigshafen, Germany
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  • Klaus Vilsmeier,

    1. BASF SE, Polymer Physics, Ludwigshafen, Germany
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  • Werner A. Goedel

    Corresponding author
    1. University of Ulm, Organic & Macromolecular Chemistry - OC3, Ulm, Germany
    2. Chemnitz University of Technology, Physical Chemistry, Straße der Nationen 62, 09111 Chemnitz, Germany, http://www.tu-chemnitz.de/physchem/ phone/fax: +49 371 531–21240/… 21249
    • University of Ulm, Organic & Macromolecular Chemistry - OC3, Ulm, Germany.
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Abstract

The inside cover shows a hierarchically structured assembly of organic polymer microsieves prepared and characterized by W. A. Goedel and co-authors (page 1551). A “coarse” structure was prepared by phase-separation micromolding and covered by a “fine” structure, which was prepared by float-casting. These assemblies of microsieves can be handled manually without special precaution, despite the sub-micrometer thicknesses of the fine structure. The assembly shown here was used in a filtration experiment and is decorated with retained particles.

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